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by potownrob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

yeah, it's amazing (not sure in what sense) they ran the 6th gen that long on the same platform without an all-out redesign. they DID do a couple of refreshes (one or two minor ones and one bigger one for eye think '16). they also revamped the powertrains and, as mentioned, the suspension (for lowe...
by potownrob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is it feasible for you to go to the dealer and demand to speak to the service manager? That's where I'd lose patience and blow a gasket even though I'm generally not quick to anger. I think that's where this goes if by Tuesday/Wednesday this week that the car isn't done here. I asked the two hard q...
by potownrob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

VW have a habit of running a generation for a stupid long time. The 2017 is largely the same as the 2011. I've heard they did a lot to update some bits to keep it competitive, but I've never really looked that closely. Rob can probably wax on about the early part of the generation since he had a 12...
by potownrob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Waiting for parts from said; California, Germany, and Vancouver... dropped the car off Wednesday evening and haven't seen it since. Got put into a base model 2017 Jetta for the time being. I won't complain as it beats the alternative but with that being said this car is pretty lackluster. I keep ha...
by potownrob
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 23
Views: 950

Re: Finally got another car

not sure what gear oil/lube would work best in your tranny (paging sir watkins??), but i found amsoil gear lube to work well in my maxima's finicky tranny. i changed it out every 20k miles, that tranny would get mean otherwise.
by potownrob
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

You could scale back but still select for the features that matter to you. you'll get used to it. fahgleitz and powerful bulbs to the rescue. what kind of car would you be getting that doesn't have heated seats though?!? :evil: :?: :? :o :idea: Not necessarily which kind of annoys me but I'm probab...
by potownrob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Happy New Year Standard Shift - I'll section all of my life updates... most of them being pretty bad. uh oh... :shock: VW GTI - It's actually broken. Not broken enough to not drive but my gauge cluster is a Christmas tree. Error messages from MIB are reading "Error: ESC / Error: TPMS System&qu...
by potownrob
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Winter Tars

potownrob wrote:im gonna do a similar but more real-life test tomorrow. gonna see if my all-seasons can run in the snow. never changed over to the snows. may not have to. probably will... :? :?: :shock:
epic fail :cry: :!:
by potownrob
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Winter Tars

Letting air out won't net appreciably better grip strength? I'm speaking specifically winter since my winter tires have never been brilliant, thus my wondering if I'm using them wrong. i thought you're supposed to overinflate them to help narrow the contact patch and do other magical stuff. :idea: ...
by potownrob
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Winter Tars

Can we go back to calling them "snow tires" now? They're designed for winter weather conditions in wintery places; they're made for snow and ice traction. I know everybody loves to talk about grip on dry pavement in cold temperatures, but ferchrissake any crappy worn-bald tire (no-season,...
by potownrob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Just saw it in half. Hot glue it together whenever you want to use it. What could possibly go wrong? :lol: don't b so stupid. Glue won't hold two halves of a canoe together. Haven't you learned anything from watching tv? You send for some of that tape the guy used to put the two halves of his boat ...
by potownrob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Winter Tars

im gonna do a similar but more real-life test tomorrow. gonna see if my all-seasons can run in the snow. never changed over to the snows. may not have to. probably will... :? :?: :shock:
by potownrob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I guess I'm just gonna rent a canoe come this spring and try it out with the two dogs and what not. I'll see how it goes. I did measure the longest wall in my apartment, though, and a 16' canoe would be a tight fit, so I'm not even sure I want to deal with that. I might just rent a canoe as I need ...
by potownrob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

http://pics.woodenpropeller.com/kayak03.jpg I'd say this one was designed and built specifically to hold the dogs. it was...somewhat. http://www.pygmyboats.com/boats/coho-kayak-kit.html http://pics.woodenpropeller.com/Kayak.html http://pics.woodenpropeller.com/kayak12.jpg http://www.pygmyboats.com/...
by potownrob
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54730
Views: 1001440

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Been there, done that. We collectively prefer the kayaks. The canoe is also just too damn inconvenient to deal with. Its too wide to fit on my roof racks, so I either need to make extensions or continue to transport it on the trailer. We bring it out once a year for our major camping trip, and even...

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